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Toshiba Tecra Z40 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Mar 2015
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17 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Toshiba is one of the better rated notebook PC manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Toshiba also has good ratings for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Four Total Number of SATA Connectorss

The Tecra Z40 has more total number of SATA connectorss than most of the medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra Z40. Most of the portable PCs that were released one year ago only have between two and three total number of SATA connectorss, however this notebook PC has four total number of SATA connectorss.

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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys

The Tecra Z40 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Tecra Z40 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 750MHz and 1,300MHz. At 1,000 megahertz, the Tecra Z40 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra Z40.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Tecra Z40 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Toshiba notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra Z40 is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Media

The Tecra Z40 has an SSD storage media which is better than most portable PCs of this type and age. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an HDD storage media. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

An SSD storage media is in fact the best storage medium across all laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Tecra Z40.

An HDD storage media is the worst storage medium across comparable types of laptop.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra Z40. The smallest internal memory of laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra Z40 is 2GB and the biggest is 16GB.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Tecra Z40 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most laptops of a comparable spec and age to it. The processor family of all portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Tecra Z40 ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Tecra Z40 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Has a Front Camera

The Tecra Z40 has a front camera, as do most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra Z40.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The Tecra Z40 has a quite high front camera resolution (numeric) (2 megapixels) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Tecra Z40. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra Z40 the front camera resolution (numeric)s range from 0.3MP to 2MP.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Tecra Z40 is a three USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this age and type have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Light

The lightest notebook PC that was launched more than a year ago is 940g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. With a weight of only 1.5 kilograms, the Tecra Z40 is quite light compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most frequently found memory slots on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the Tecra Z40 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs of this spec and age is 290MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 100MHz to 650MHz.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1.74 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40 has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra Z40 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of between 1.7GB and 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Tecra Z40. The smallest total storage capacity of notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra Z40 is 32GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo T450s[plb_2967417_price] (180GB).

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

Laptops of this spec and age have processor frequencys of between 0.8GHz and 3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.2GHz. At only 1.7 gigahertz, the Tecra Z40 has a quite slow processor frequency compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released one year ago.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Tecra Z40, the Tecra Z40 does not have a touchscreen.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The Tecra Z40 is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Tecra Z40 have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacitys.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

The average processor boost frequency of medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago is 2.9GHz. The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has one of the slower processor boost frequencys (only 2.7 gigahertz) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z40

Released Over a Year Ago

This Toshiba laptop was released over a year ago.

Average Battery Life (max)

At 9 hours, the Tecra Z40 has a fairly standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Tecra Z40.

Portable PCs with a longer battery life (max) that might also be worth considering include the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_3000568_price] (9.5h) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 14 inches, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

(25)
21 April 2016

The Toshiba Tecra Z40-C is a long-lasting business notebook, but its keyboard, touchpad and screen are subpar...

I mentioned that the Tecra Z40 is indicative of why Toshiba is often left behind by HP, Dell, and Lenovo. The $1,229 notebook is not a bad PC; it's even very good with respect to build quality and...

20 September 2014

Toshiba Tecra Z40T-A1410 Notebook The Toshiba Tecra Z40T-A1410 repeats many of the successes of its lower-grade counterpart, the Tecra Z40-A-147 , with lightweight magnesium construction , a solid...

17 June 2014

The Toshiba Tecra Z40-A-11U is mostly an effective design for the intended corporate user. It's light, considering its 14in chassis, and the battery life is exceptional, which will make it an...

Toshiba doesn't deliver enough in the way of features or performance to justify this business laptop's lofty price tag...

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User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 6 January 2016 by Cris
(Verified Purchase)

Thin and lightweight, good battery, great buy...

Reviewed 18 September 2015 by Sarah45
(Verified Purchase)

This review is after 11 months of owning this Toshiba Tecra. During this period it has been in for two warranty repairs from Toshiba which took 7 weeks combined. The battery failed initially and... Read more…

Great aesthetics and build quality (heatsink
Easy hardware and software installation
High 1080p FPS on ultra settings in most games nowadays
Bought this card to use ATI catalyst graphics on a 1080p Samsung monitor. I don't game. .. . but when I do, I'll use ATI. And I always use Mintlinux. Actually, this seems to be a good card for home th
Exceeded my expectations. The video card on my 2003 Hp 350n was the original even though my machine has been through many upgrades. The original card finally died of old age. I installed the JATON as
Noisy fans
This is the only complaint I have with this card is that the fans are noisy only when gaming. I know they are working properly otherwise the card would've overheated and would've shutdown my system
Could be relatively cheaper
When pushed hard, like running a benchmark demo I get a rattle that sounds like one of the fan blades hitting the heatsink. It goes away as soon as the load is removed. Took one egg off for this
Drivers for Windows 10 are worthless, broken, garbage

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